Challenge Snapshot

Duration: 15 Days (21 with Extension)
Location: Peru
Fundraising Target: 1,850
Registration Fee: 300

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

See a different side of Peru through this unique challenge! You will take part in a 5-day trek up Machu Picchu, one of Peru’s most visited tourist destinations. The trek follows the Salkantay route, which offers a spectacular alternative to the oversubscribed Inca Trail. With support from horses and a camp crew, you will be taken off the beaten track and away from the crowds as you hike through breath-taking mountain passes and remote villages. The trek reaches an altitude of 4,600m so you will need to be physically fit to take on this challenge.


You will also spend a week in our partner schools providing education to the youth of Peru as well as the wider community, helping to improve conversational English. We see this as the way to not only educate the next generation but through the children and by engaging their families, drive change into the local communities.


By implementing workshops on a range of topics, we would like to start the process of change in habits which will increase our overall impact in the local community. This placement will also give you the opportunity to develop your own skills in a meaningful and impactful way whilst also developing the community’s knowledge. The positive effects of this exceptional programme will be immediately evident during your stay in Peru.

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CHALLENGE DATES

Programme Date: 22nd August 2020 - 5th September 2020 (All Students)
Extension Trip: 29 Aug 2020 - 04 Sep 2020
Programme Date: 15th August 2020 - 29th August 2020 (Leeds Beckett Students)
Extension Trip: 29 Aug 2020 - 04 Sep 2020
Programme Date: 15th August 2020 - 29th August 2020 (Keele Students)
Extension Trip: 29 Aug 2020 - 04 Sep 2020
Programme Date: 8th August 2020 - 22nd August 2020 (Newcastle Students)
Extension Trip: 22 Aug 2020 - 28 Aug 2020
Programme Date: 13th June 2020 - 27th June 2020 (Royal Holloway Students)
Extension Trip: 27 Jun 2020 - 03 Jul 2020
Programme Date: 20th June 2020 - 4th July 2020 (York Students)
Extension Trip: 04 Jul 2020 - 10 Jul 2020

*Note: if you have other dates in mind or would like to travel as an individual, email us at [email protected] and we’ll be more than happy to help!

What’s Included?

  • 24/7 in-country support
  • All accommodation
  • 3 meals a day (Monday – Friday)
  • In-country transport
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off
  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Pre-departure support, including full program briefing
  • An incredible volunteer experience!

What’s NOT Included?

  • Visa
  • Vaccinations
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

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